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SAT Vocabulary 2024

This SAT words list is selected from native English media; most words have sentences and contexts on popular topics in 2024. The vocabulary is a valuable supplement to enhance SAT vocabulary skills. In addition to the picked example, each word has a handy link to access more sentences and meanings, which helps master new words precisely.

Actually, this web page shows all recent SAT vocabulary words (2022-2024). Words added within one year are labeled with a new badge.

This short vocabulary is just for hot words for current popular topics, so it's just a supplement to SAT vocabulary building. To meet the basic requirements of the SAT and the diverse circumstances of high school students, we recommend the below SAT/ACT lists to study on demand, which can effectively sharpen your reading and writing vocabulary.

Common SAT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

Hard SAT Words : 1  2  3  4  5

3500 ACT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  


Recent Added SAT Words:
precious
unravel
nocturnal
camouflage
corona
peek out
dearth
viability
identification
resilient
herbicide
incredibly
granular
surveillance
pathogen
monstrous
harrowing
liable
canonical
look away
SAT Vocabulary 2022-2024

accusation  New   Speak
n. a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
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adjacent  New   Speak
a. close to or near something
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amalgamate     Speak
v. combine or unite to form one organization or structure
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antagonize     Speak
v. to cause someone to become hostile
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botanical  New   Speak
a. relating to plants
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boutique     Speak
n. a small store selling fashionable clothes or accessories
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brazen     Speak
a. bold and without shame
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bustling  New   Speak
a. (of a place) full of activity
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camouflage  New   Speak
v. to conceal or disguise
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canonical  New   Speak
a. related to or according to a rule, principle, or law
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carbon-date  New   Speak
v. to determine the age of an organic object by examining the relative proportions of the carbon isotopes
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carousel     Speak
n. a rotating machine or device, like a merry-go-round
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caste     Speak
n. a division of society based on differences in wealth, inherited rank or privilege, profession, occupation, or race
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chime  New   Speak
n. a melodious ringing sound, as produced by striking a bell
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cobble  New   Speak
v. roughly assemble or put together something from available parts
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cockpit  New   Speak
n. a compartment for the pilot, and sometimes also the crew, in an aircraft
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collaborate     Speak
v. work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something
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comparatively  New   Speak
ad. to a moderate degree as compared to something else; relatively elements
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compelling     Speak
a. interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely
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complimentary  New   Speak
a. given or supplied free of charge
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conjure     Speak
v. call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of a magic ritual
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consolidate     Speak
v. make something physically stronger or more solid
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contagion     Speak
n. the communication of disease from one person to another by close contact
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contaminated  New   Speak
a. having been made impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance
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contender     Speak
n. a person or group competing with others to achieve something
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corona  New   Speak
n. the rarefied gaseous envelope of the sun and other stars
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cram  New   Speak
v. completely fill a place or container
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crux     Speak
n. the decisive or most important point on the issue
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dearth  New   Speak
n. an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
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deformable     Speak
a. capable of being reshaped
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deplete  New   Speak
v. use up the supply or resources of
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dismay     Speak
v. cause someone to feel distressed
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disperse  New   Speak
v. distribute or spread over a wide area
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disregard     Speak
v. pay no attention to; ignore
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distraction  New   Speak
n. extreme agitation of the mind or emotions
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effigy     Speak
n. a sculpture or model of a person
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emporium  New   Speak
n. a large retail store selling a wide variety of goods
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equitable  New   Speak
a. fair and just in all the circumstances
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esoteric  New   Speak
a. likely to be understood by only a small number of people with specialized knowledge or interest
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ethical dimensions     Speak
n. the competency throughout the curriculum so that students will identify ethical principles in the analysis of social and political problems
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exocentric  New   Speak
a. being a construction which has no explicit head
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feed on  New   Speak
v. gain energy or strength from something
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flourishing  New   Speak
a. developing rapidly and successfully
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foray     Speak
n. an initial and often tentative attempt to do something in a new field
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formulate  New   Speak
v. create or devise methodically
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fruition     Speak
n. the point at which a plan or project is realized
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glamorize     Speak
v. to make something seem desirable, especially spuriously so
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granular  New   Speak
a. resembling or consisting of small grains or particles
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grapple     Speak
v. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons
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grueling     Speak
a. extremely tiring and demanding
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harrowing  New   Speak
a. extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous
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haunt  New   Speak
v. be persistently and disturbingly present in (something)
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herbicide  New   Speak
n. weed killers, used to control undesired plants
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holomorphic     Speak
a. of the same or similar form
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identification  New   Speak
n. the association or linking of one thing with another
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impairment     Speak
n. the act of spoiling something or making it weaker so that it is less effective
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implication     Speak
n. the action or state of being involved in something
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inadvertently  New   Speak
ad. without knowledge or intent
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incredibly  New   Speak
ad. to a great degree, extremely or unusually
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inferior     Speak
n. a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability
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inter     Speak
v. place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites
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interconversion     Speak
n. the conversion of two things into each other
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intermediary     Speak
n. a person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement
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jacquard     Speak
n. a type of cloth with a pattern woven made by crossing threads on a particular frame into it
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lancet     Speak
n. a small, broad two-edged surgical knife or blade with a sharp point
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lead the charge     Speak
v. to be one of the first to do something and lead them to do it too
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ley line  New   Speak
n. an imaginary line between some important places such as hills, believed to be where there were very old paths
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liable  New   Speak
a. having responsibility for something or someone
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lichen  New   Speak
n. a plantlike organism that typically forms a low crusty, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks
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lockdown     Speak
n. a condition in which people are temporarily prevented from entering or leaving a restricted area
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look away  New   Speak
v. put (something) in a locked container, place
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lounge  New   Speak
n. a public room, as in a hotel, theater, or club, in which to sit and relax
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malevolent     Speak
a. having or showing a wish to do evil to others
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medieval  New   Speak
a. relating to the Middle Ages
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meticulously  New   Speak
ad. in a precise and thorough way, sometimes to an excessive degree
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monstrous  New   Speak
a. having an ugly or frightening appearance
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motif     Speak
n. a decorative design or pattern
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namesake     Speak
n. a person or thing that has the same name as another
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nocturnal  New   Speak
a. of, relating to, or occurring in the night
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oddity     Speak
n. a strange or peculiar person, thing, or trait
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odyssey     Speak
n. a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience
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ornate      Speak
a. made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns
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overhead     Speak
n. business expenses not chargeable to a particular part of the work or product
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palette     Speak
n. a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colors
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papal  New   Speak
a. relating to the position or authority of the Pope
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pathogen  New   Speak
n. an organism causing disease to its host
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peek out  New   Speak
v. to stick out slightly and be partly seen
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perception     Speak
n. the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses
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perspective     Speak
n. the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions
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photovoltaic     Speak
a. relating to the production of electric current at the junction of two substances exposed to light
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pitch something into     Speak
v. to throw, toss, or discard something casually into something else
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pivot     Speak
v. to turn on; to adapt or improve by adjusting or modifying something
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precious  New   Speak
a. of great value, not to be wasted or treated carelessly
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premix  New   Speak
n. a substance or product consisting of ready-mixed elements
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pressing     Speak
a. urgently important
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prevalence  New   Speak
n. the fact that something existing or happening often
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promote     Speak
v. help bring something into being; launch
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proximity  New   Speak
n. nearness in space, time, or relationship
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psyche  New   Speak
n. the human soul, mind, or spirit
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resilient  New   Speak
a. able to be happy, successful
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revitalize  New   Speak
v. restore something to life or give it new life
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safari     Speak
n. an expedition to observe or hunt animals in their natural habitat, especially in East Africa
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sag     Speak
v. decline to a lower level, usually temporarily
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satirical  New   Speak
a. critical, and mocking another's weaknesses
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scarce  New   Speak
a. insufficient for the demand
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set piece     Speak
n. a scene, depiction, speech, or event that is obviously designed to have an imposing effect
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silver bullet     Speak
n. a simple solution to a complicated problem
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sip  New   Speak
v. drink, taking only a very small amount at a time
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skeleton  New   Speak
n. an internal or external framework of bone
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sleek     Speak
a. having a smooth well-groomed look; having trim graceful lines
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stagnant     Speak
a. having no flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence
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surfactant  New   Speak
n. surface-active agent, when added to a liquid, reduces its surface tension
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surveillance  New   Speak
n. close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
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taciturn  New   Speak
a. reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little
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thaw  New   Speak
v. become liquid or soft as a result of warming
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tome  New   Speak
n. a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one
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townscape  New   Speak
n. a scene or view, either pictorial or natural, of a town or city
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transcribe     Speak
v. put (thoughts, speech, or data) into written or printed form
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unravel  New   Speak
v. investigate and solve or explain
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vegan     Speak
n. a person who does not eat any food derived from animals
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venue     Speak
n. the place where something happens, especially an organized event
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viability  New   Speak
n. the ability to live, grow, and develop
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vintage     Speak
a. relating to or denoting wine of high quality
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volley     Speak
n. a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time
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vulnerability  New   Speak
n. of being easily hurt or attacked
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wreckage  New   Speak
n. remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed
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